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01st Sep 2016

Good luck choosing between these slick new Africa Cup of Nations kits

Ivory Coast, Ghana and Cameroon have released some beauties.

Kevin Beirne

Say what you like about the Africa Cup of Nations, but it’s always easy on the eyes.

African countries have well and truly put the rest of the world to shame when it comes to designing an international kit in the past.

So even if you get annoyed by the tournament taking away one of your team’s star players every two years (or in back-to-back years, as happened in 2012 and 2013), you can take comfort in the fact they’ll at least be looking good while your team struggles.

Ahead of next January’s tournament in Gabon, three of the teams taking part – Ghana, Cameroon and Ivory Coast – have released their new kits. And to be honest, they’re all scorchers.

First we have the defending champions Ivory Coast, who will look to retain their title in this tasty number…

ivory coast

Then there’s Ghana, 2015’s beaten finalists.

They may have lost on penalties two years ago, but this kit is an absolute winner in our books.

It’s simple without being boring, and features the country’s famous black stars. But more importantly, just look at the collar and those sleeves…


But we’ve saved the best for last.

They may not have been crowned champions of the continent since 2002, but Cameroon have always been praised for their impressive kits.

And this year is no different, as they find a way to combine green, yellow and red once more without crossing over into tacky territory.

A triumph of kit-design.


Just shut up and take our money.

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